How many of your team members actively participate in group discussions? Is there a gender split? And if so, what could it be costing your business?
Reshma Saujani argues in the TED talk below that girls are typically brought up trying to be perfect. That’s not only blocking women’s progress in all kinds of fields, it means that business and society is missing out on their creative input.
This resonated strongly with me. I’m an avowed imperfectionist. And last week, on holiday at TriCamp, I found myself constantly having to learn and re-learn how to be brave. Open water swimming in February, anyone?
And, there’s a link to the work of teams, including virtual teams. Did you see that Google’s research had shown that the most productive teams are those where everyone can contribute equally?
If Reshma is correct, the women in your team might need some help to make that happen.
Could Clean Language help?
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